Turning Over A New Leaf
After eight years, we are hanging up our hoes and trowels and turning over the management of the community garden to Girl Scout Troup 10718, led by Sheila Huberts. They are increasing the planting area and are enthusiastically planting vegetables. The produce will continue to be donated to Windsor Service Alliance. Thank you, Girl Scouts, for all your hard work!
Feed the Hungry, Change the World
In creating the Brooks Road Community Garden in the spring of 2013 we teamed up with iGrow Sonoma, a local group committed to improve the health of Sonoma County residents. iGrow’s goals are summed up below:
- Encourage people in all parts of the county to grow their own fruit and vegetables
- Inspire people to create neighborhood garden groups and new community gardens
- Connect experienced gardeners to beginning growers
- Strengthen our communities by sharing food and life skills
- Help people find local sources of healthy food
In our first year we donated over 100 lbs of fresh, organically-grown vegetables to the Windsor Service Alliance. In 2015, with the expansion of garden space and application of all we’ve learned, that much was given away in a single week! Another expansion occurred in 2016, and with year-round growing, the donated yield is now over 1000 lbs a year. Garden plots for community members are also available for annual rent at a very reasonable rate.